Man arrested for stealing road signs, rebar from Pennsylvania construction site

Updated Aug 15, 2015

Road Closed work zone constructionA Pennsylvania man is facing theft charges after he was caught with stolen road signs and rebar from a highway bridge project.

Brian Pennington, 54, was allegedly seen by an officer at an area Salvation Army early Monday morning taking metal from a dumpster and putting it into his Chevrolet pickup truck. The officer approached the truck and spotted the rebar as well as a “No U-Turn” sign and one that said “Emergency Vehicles Only,” according to the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.

Pennington admitted to police that he took the signs and 12 sections of eight-foot rebar from the Interstate 81 construction zone near Laflin, Pennsylvania.

Pennington was charged with theft and receiving stolen property.